Matt Schiavenza is the senior content manager at the Asia Society and a former contributing writer for The Atlantic.
Those looking for a great photo opportunity no longer have to worry about bad weather.
Hong Kong's skyline, featuring dozens of brightly-lit high-rises wrapping around Victoria Harbor, is justifiably famous, and one of the main draws in the city's $37 billion tourism industry. Unfortunately, Hong Kong's recent urban haze is more than just a health hazard: It also ruins perfectly decent photo opportunities.
So in an inspired attempt to placate disappointed tourists, large, blue-sky banners of the skyline have appeared along the city's harbor-front walkway. For these tourists, it's a perfect solution -- so long as the actual, gray sky doesn't creep into the shot.
All images courtesy of Alex Hofford/CFP.
This post originally appeared on The Atlantic.